WILDCAT GAMEWEEK Game 11: Nebraska

Kansas State Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

Saturday, Nov 15, 2:35pm  Bill Snyder Family Stadium
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K-State drops 56-28 decision to Huskers

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP)Junior Brandon Banks tallied 167 yards in kick returns, including a 98-yard touchdown jaunt, as Kansas State dropped a 56-28 decision to Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Nebraska senior quarterbackJoe Ganz accounted for 365 total yards and four touchdowns and the Cornhuskers (7-4, 4-3 Big 12) dropped Kansas State for the second straight year.

The Huskers did it with a balanced attack this time, punishing the Wildcats (4-7, 1-6) at the line of scrimmage for 340 yards and four touchdowns rushing. They complemented it with Ganz’s arm to finish with 610 total yards.

Freeman, the nation’s 13th-ranked passer at 292 yards per game, faced constant pressure and was sacked five times. He had to hurry or throw off his back foot on several other throws, going 7-for-18 for 114 yards before being replaced by Carson Coffman midway through the third quarter.

Kansas State’s running game certainly didn’t help, managing a dismal 59 yards on 32 carries.

Kansas State at least seemed to have a chance early.

Courtney Herndon intercepted Ganz’s first pass of the afternoon and returned it 57 yards for a touchdown, then Freeman answered two Nebraska TDs by hitting Ernie Pierce on a 63-yard scoring pass to tie it at 14-all.

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